All About Nutrition in Beef Cattle

On most Canadian beef farms, beef cows and their calves live on pasture during the spring, summer and fall, eating mostly a grass diet. Then, they generally move into feedlots where they grow until they are ready to go to market. In this video, the father/daughter team of Paul and Allison take you through their animals’ diet in their feedlot. They explain the various ingredients that are mixed together including a mixture of corn silage, grain corn (just the kernels), haylage (chopped up alfalfa and grass), wet distillers’ grain, vitamins and minerals. The diet (ration) is changed to meet changing needs as the cattle are growing.